Mrs. Ina Claire Ellis, age 75 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away January 31, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born April 19, 1939 in Hayti, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Hettie New Garner and was a United States Airforce Veteran. She was a graduate of Wardell High School in Wardell, Missouri and she loved ceramics, baby quilts and other crafts.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years: John Ellis of Jonesboro; one daughter: Francine Wikoff
Jimmy Roger Varnell, age 57 of Kennett, Missouri, passed away January 26, 2015 at the Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born February 8, 1957 in Kennett, he was the son of Frank and Mary Vaughan Varnell and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Varnell enjoyed working on cars, watching westerns and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother: Mary Varnell; one daughter: Autumn Varnell of Florida; one step-daughter: Brenda Luttrell of Kennett; four brothers: Frank
Mr. Willie Franklin Mayfield, 88, of Weiner, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 at St. Bernard’s Medical Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Mayfield was born on June 14, 1926 in Weiner, Arkansas to the late James and Bertha Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. He was a retired diesel mechanic working for several years at Downing Harvester Equipment in Weiner and he worked 20+ years for McDonald Equipment Company in Newport. He was a
Mr. Perry Douglas Jarman, 76, of Paragould, Arkansas, died on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home. Mr. Jarman was born on February 9, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee to late Otho E. and Faye White Jarman. Mr. Jarman was a criminal investigator and a member of California Peace Officers Association.
Survivors include; his wife: Rebecca Jarman; one son: Douglas Jarman and wife Joan of Barstow, California; one daughter: Cynthia Booth and husband Andy of Paragould, Arkansas; one sister: Kathryn
Jessica Maureen Partain, 60, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Partain was born on November 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Franklin and Willie Pearl Coots Thomas. Ms. Partain was of the Pentecostal Faith, loved singing, her grandchildren and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include: one son: Lavaune Smart of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two daughters: Christy Lamb and husband Troy and
Mr. George Robert Gipson, 78, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Gipson was born on July 15, 1936 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late Manuel Owen and Lura Irene Adams Gipson. Mr. Gipson was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Black Oak, Arkansas and was dedicated to serving the Lord. He loved investing time in gardening and raising chickens. He very much enjoyed spending quality time with his
Mrs. Ruth Helen Pierce, 90 of Steele, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 10, 2015 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri. Born October 2. 1924 in Wildersville, Tennessee to the late Buford Dodd and late Lida Doughlas Dodd.
Mrs. Pierce was of the Assembly of God faith and a homemaker and was affectionately known as the Avon lady in the Steele area, for the past twenty five plus years.
Survivors include: two sister in laws: Shirley Dodd of Steele. Missouri and Dorothy Bamby of
Service for Martha Jane Cobb, who died on Friday, January 9, 2015 will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Amber Carswell officiating. Following the service, there will be a reception celebrating her life in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request you consider a donation to Two Saints’ Kitchen, c/o St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 531 West College Street, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.
Mr. Howard D. Taber, 83, of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Taber was born in Bay, Arkansas on September 9, 1931 to the late Olan Frank and Effie May Wells Taber. Mr. Taber was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include: three sons: Marty Taber and wife Jo of Avinger, Texas, Jackie Taber of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Michael Taber and wife Melanie of
Mrs. Martha Jane Cobb, 89, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, died on Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mrs. Cobb was born on June 16, 1925 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Leon and Elsie Coleman Stephens. Mrs. Cobb was a retired teacher and counselor for the Jonesboro Public Schools. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, taking care of grandchildren, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include; one son: Mike Cobb and wife Linda of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one sister:
Mr. Kenny Monroe Nalley, 41 of Holcomb, Missouri passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at his home. Born May 7, 1973 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Willie Gene Nalley and Margaret Ann Hudgins. Mr. Nalley worked in construction and was a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed playing pool, video games and spending time with kids.
Survivors include: his wife Kellie Nalley, of the home; three sons: Christopher and Dustin Nalley both of Cleveland, Georgia and Dillon Nalley of Holcomb,
Mrs. Ruby Pearl Cravens, age 66 of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, passed away January 4, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born December 8, 1949 in Buckhorn, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Mason and Jewel Williams Rowlett and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Cravens enjoyed quilting and entering her quilts in the local fairs, beauty pageants in the nursing home and spending time with her family.
She is survived by two sons: Paul Clifton Cravens and wife
Mr. Gary Lee Clem, age 67 of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away December 24, 2014 at his home. Born March 12, 1947 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, he was the son of Willie and Ethel Brashears Clem and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Clem was retired from Covington Track and Material in Memphis, Tennessee and enjoyed fishing, landscaping and spending quality time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother: Ethel Clem of Trumann, Arkansas; two sisters: Claudia Weaver and Paul of
Mr. David D. Prine, 49, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at his home. Mr. Prine was born on September 28, 1965 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Maldridge and Betty Russell Prine. He was a Christian and a group leader at Roach Conveyor System in Trumann, Arkansas for thirteen years. He loved music, football, setting on front porch visiting with family and time with grandchildren.
Survivors include; wife of 35 years: Rhonda Prine of the home; mother: Betty Ballew